The Uncle and the Bandits (part 2)
When I returned to the inn, I discovered that Mademoiselle Phantom, Ka Luona and Little Elan were chatting together happily .
I unloaded my costume and laid back on the bed, giving a long sigh .
“Master, did you find out something?
“Yeah . I know tentatively know the root cause of the issue . ”
I gave an account of the story I got from Bone to everyone .
“Really, a rotten group of people . ”
Little Elan said, depressed .
“No doubt it’s master, even in this respect he is extraordinarily large . ”
“What, what respect is this?”
Ka Luona spoke in deadly earnest:
“Guts . ”
Just as I thought, it shouldn’t have been what I was expe……I wasn’t expecting anything!
Only Mademoiselle Phantom, who lowered her head, did not say anything .
I didn’t question her and simply said:
“Looks like these robbers run rampant at night . Mademoiselle Phantom, can you come with me to investigate the trail?”
Ka Luona asked impatiently .
“Ka Luona will stay at the inn to protect Little Elan and little Hairball . If by chance something happens, shoot light and shadow magic into the sky to notify me . ”
Ka Luona wasn’t satisfied with this job, but she quietly listened to my plan .
In the afternoon, I brought Mademoiselle Phantom onto the streets .
Of course, right now, Mademoiselle Phantom cannot be seen by anyone, including me . But I carried her necklace under my cloak, so there was no worry that she would lose me . According to Mademoiselle Phantom, this necklace was imbued with her strong thoughts, so that she always knew the exact coordinates of the necklace .
To understand this village’s crazily tangled and complicated issue, first we must understand how things stand with the nobles .
To accept bribes as a government and let the bandits oppress the people, they were definitely as changeable as the clouds and rains (capricious) and a arrogant people . This kind of person thinks painstaking work is pointless . To catch this person messing up is very difficult, but these kind of people always have a common weak point .
Conceit, and also extreme jealousy .
When they believed in their own decision, they disregarded the advice of anyone around them . Even if lightning struck them, they would still insist on their own idea . They must always hold all the power in their hands, and everything and everyone else were just their chess pieces . Keeping the useful, tossing away the useless, not caring at all about people’s feelings . These despotic gentry can be found even at the level of the emperor . There is no lack of this type of person .
This is an opportunity, but isn’t enough .
I brought along Mademoiselle Phantom to pay another visit to Bone to understand more about the situation .
The head of the Barker noble family was Ludao Barker, age 54, 26 wives . He has six sons under the knee waiting to inherit some of the family property, but right now, his heir does not have any property rights . The entirety of the giant clan is under Ludao’s control, and he was stirring up trouble in the village . Under his control, the whole Barker clan becomes bigger every day . Their guard alone is 300 people . Ludao’s temper is very irascible . Just because a person bumped into the calvary, he flayed the seven people of their family to death with a horsewhip .
“Young man, I urge you to not try to strike a stone with an egg (court your own defeat) . ”
Strike a stone with an egg?
I showed a happy smile, but wrapped in the scarf, Uncle Bone did not see .
The current progression was as I expected .
Next I needed a critical point .
“Uncle Bone, can you tell me how many leaders the bandits have?”
“Keke (coughing sound) . When this old guy thinks of it, I shudder . The head honcho is Bayerman, age approximately thirty years old . He has a muscular build, but he moves fast . He kills without blinking an eye, and it can be said he is an unparalleled existence . Below him, he has four capable people . To separate them, Shanzhu is the one who is not strong but has great ambition; Mark is the one who sets large-scale fires; Dove’s talent lies in taming any kind of beast, and Kaqi has a body even King Kong could not destroy . These four people are considered to be human-shaped monsters . If we include Shanzhu’s the many talented underlings he’s amassed, he can’t be looked down on . ”
My god……Uncle Bone’s speech is very ominous . Even I got scared . There’s that many capable people?
Calm down, calm down . I just have to define Shanzhu, Mark, Dove, and Kaqi as ‘strong’ . Eh, we should raise them a little . Let’s define them as ‘stronger’ . It’s bad to underestimate the enemy .
Human-shaped monsters…… . . there’s actually this many of monsters of that level . I cowered a bit .
“Uncle, you said that Shanzhu did not have strength but had great ambition . What’s up with that?”
“Shanzhu is said to be the weakest of the four . But anyone with eyes could see that he lusts after Bayerman’s throne . He is constantly disobeying or twisting Bayerman’s orders . And he also has many strong people as his underlings . Therefore, Bayerman does not dare move against him . But right now, it seems his strength is not enough to oust Bayerman, so he’s still saving his strength . ”
“The bandit side is also not peaceful . ”
I grumbled .
Uncle Bone sighed .
“Ke, no matter who wins, they will still squeeze the townsfolk even harder . ”
I asked more detail about the number of bandits, and also a whole lot of other details .
When I left Bone’s house, the sky had already turned dark . The majority of houses had turned off their lights . I guess it was to prevent against the bandits making a ruckus, but in reality, I reckoned that there wasn’t much effect . In this distance, there was a person carrying a torch smashing doors and smashing windows .
I quickly walked in the direction of the inn . After all, that was a place where merchants stayed . It was a lot safer .
A bit later, a hulking man blocked my way .
“Halt, what are you doing!”
“Sorry, I am a merchant, I just wanted to look at the nightscape . ”
Accordingly, I placed a silver coin in his hand . He immediately raised his brows in delight, and his eyes laughed .
“You’re so tactful . Go back! There is nothing nice here for you to see . If you let our Boss Shanzhu see you he won’t be too happy . Go, shoo . ”
En, Boss Shanzhu .
I turned my body and prepared to walk back to the inn, when suddenly a plan appeared in my mind .
I touched my pocket, verifying that Mademoiselle Specter’s necklace was secure .
I approached the brute from behind and tapped his shoulder .
“Ah? What are you still doing here . Did I not say to get out? Get lost . ”
“Sorry, sorry . ”
I assumed a friendly and polite smile .
A fist smashed into his nose .
I don’t know how strong it was, but his face almost concaved in .
What’s happening, he looks strong but is actually this weak? He really is worthy of being a minion .
“What are you doing… . . ”
Mademoiselle Specter spoke in my ear .
The big lummox pulled out his iron sword and cut towards me . This workmanship was too terrible . Using this broken, iron lump to cut at me, an extraordinary weapon merchant is really too much of an insult . Go back and practice .
I waved a fist, and just using the wind pressure I easily diverted the sword .
I planted a foot in his stomach, and he immediately rolled and hit the wall .
“Tell your Boss Shanzhu . I will wait here for him . If he has the guts, then come meet me . ”
“Y-yes! Just wait for me!”
Clutching his nose that was dripping his blood, he ran off into the distance .
Okay, script and actors have been set .
Let the show begin .